The Quad City Mallards, a team formerly-subscribed to the ECHL, ended activities and ceased to exist last season due to financial problems and money losses, almost making the franchise to go bankrupt.
Setting the money issues aside, the team had high acceptance among hockey fans that learned to love the Ducks over the years and was filled with great athletes we will always remember. Here are some of the most important players in the history of the franchise.
The player was the goalkeeper for the 2001 championship, saved 7 shootouts, and had a .908 save rate. He was one of the best goaltenders in the Mallards’ history with 2.52 goals saved against average rate.
Scored 48 goals and had 153 assists in 264 games he played for the Ducks. He played during the 1997 and 1998 winning titles.
He helped the team in the 2001 championship title. The player was a defenseman who scored 20 goals and had 79 assists in 275 games.
Scored more than 150 goals and had 208 assists in 320 games he played for the team. He was part of the 1998 and 2001 teams which won the championship.
The three-time all-star scored 35 goals and had 125 assists in 214 games played for the Mallards. He was also part of the 2001 championship team.
He was a great defenseman in the 2001 championship team and earned all-star status in the 2001-2002 season. The defenseman scored 37 goals and 81 assists in less than 250 games. He also spent 590 minutes in the penalty box.
He was considered the Three Stars best player of the year for the CHL back in 2013. Lang scored 60 goals and had 63 assists in only 125 games played for the team.
He was part of the 1997 and 1998 championship teams with all-star performances in both seasons. LeBlanc scored 16 goals in 208 games and had 123 assists for the team.
He was the League’s MVP back in 2012, being the only Mallard in history to achieve this honor. Marino played in 196 games and scored 64 goals, adding 108 assists for the team.
Scored 103 goals and had 137 assists in 393 games played in his career. He spent 1246 minutes on the penalty box and was part of 1997, 1998, and 2001 championship teams.
The center scored 471 points, had 283 assists, was part of 3 championship winning titles, and worked as an assistant coach until his retirement in 2005.
The former Mallards’ captain played from 2009 to 2016, when he decided to retire from the sport. McMillan scored 20 goals, had 98 assists, and 415 games played for the team, winning an all-star title in 2011.
These athletes left a deep stamp as some of the best players in the Quad City Mallards’ history. Every true Mallards’ fan will recognize them as rightful exponents of the franchise’s morals and values.